ESPN+ To Stream 64 Out-of-Market MLS Matches in First Phase of Regular Season Return
ESPN+ will bring fans 64 MLS Live out-of-market games in the first phase of the resumption of Major League Soccer’s 25th season.
The return to MLS regular season play will begin across the league’s home stadiums on Thursday, August 20. However, FC Dallas and Nashville SC – the teams that did not participate in MLS is Back Tournament due to COVID-19 outbreaks – will kick-off next phase of league play with makeup matches between the two teams on Wednesday, August 12 and Sunday, August 16, at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas.
The out-of-market MLS Live matches on ESPN+ come on the heels of 31 matches televised on ESPN networks (ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPN Deportes) during the five-week MLS is Back Tournament at the Disney Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando. The tournament’s final tonight between the Portland Timbers and Orlando City SC will air on ESPN and ESPN Deportes at 8:30 p.m. ET.
The first phase of Major League Soccer’s return to play will conclude Monday, Sept. 14. ESPN’s linear television networks (ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPN Deportes) have the option to pick up matches as the regular season progresses.
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